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Meet the Mancunian Podcast

Meet the Mancunian Podcast

By Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe

Welcome to the Meet the Mancunian podcast, Season 4. I am Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe, your friendly host.

On the streets and nooks of Manchester, my inspiring Mancunian guests tackle their causes with grit and passion. They are leaders, worker bees, and community hosts and they share their stories to inspire you, all through this season.

Relax, grab a brew and listen in to the Meet the Mancunian on Apple, Google, Spotify, or any of your favourite podcasting platforms. You can also check out all the episodes on www.meetthemancunian.co.uk.

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Meet the Mancunian - Yvonne Hope
Meet the Mancunian - Yvonne Hope
Good morning. Presenting Season 4, Episode 3 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #mancunian #manchester #homelessness #community #socialimpact Hosted by Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe (https://www.instagram.com/meetthemancunian/). This week’s Mancunian guest is Yvonne Hope, CEO, Barnabus (https://www.barnabus-manchester.org.uk/). Yvonne talks about the importance of long-term solutions like permanent housing to solve the homelessness problem. She believes no one should be homeless.
41:14
December 06, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Natalie Rossiter
Meet the Mancunian - Natalie Rossiter
Good morning. Presenting Season 4, Episode 2 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #mancunian #manchester #mindfulness #foresttherapy #community #manchester #mancunian Hosted by Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe (https://www.instagram.com/meetthemancunian/). This week’s Mancunian guest is Natalie Rossiter, therapist, mindfulness teacher and forest therapy guide (https://www.natalierossiterwellbeing.co.uk/). Natalie is passionate about the impact of nature and forest therapy on people’s well-being. She believes any therapy must come from a place of authenticity.
36:21
November 29, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Dr. Stephen Evans
Meet the Mancunian - Dr. Stephen Evans
Good morning. Presenting Season 4, Episode 1 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #mancunian #manchester #localhistory #community #manchester #mancunian Hosted by Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe (https://www.instagram.com/meetthemancunian/). This week’s Mancunian guest is Dr. Stephen Evans, Chair, Wythenshawe History Group (https://www.facebook.com/Wythhistory/). Dr. Stephen shares how he is passionate about local history & knowing about the lives of the common person. He shares how he believes that is as important as the history of the great and the good.
51:32
November 22, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Bonus - Meet the Artist (Season 4)
Meet the Mancunian - Bonus - Meet the Artist (Season 4)
If you are a regular or a new listener of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast, you may have noticed the vibrant creatives designed by my friend and artist friend Mahua Roy. It’s become a bit of a tradition for Mahua and me to have a little conversation before a new season. I hope you enjoy this bonus episode. #community #mancunian #manchester #socialimpact You can check out Mahua Roy’s work on https://www.instagram.com/purpleart_studio/ Season 4 of The Meet the Mancunian podcast launches on Tuesday, 22 November 2022. You can listen to previous episodes on www.meetthemancunian.co.uk or any of your favourite podcasting platforms
08:28
November 20, 2022
Meet the Mancunian Season 4 - My story - Bonus content
Meet the Mancunian Season 4 - My story - Bonus content
I am Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe, your friendly host. In this short bonus episode, I share my podcasting story with listeners. Learn how I get started, why I podcast and where I hope to go with the Meet the Mancunian podcast. You could also check out my new website www.meetthemancunian.co.uk to learn more.
15:05
November 17, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Season 4 - Trailer
Meet the Mancunian - Season 4 - Trailer
Welcome to the Meet the Mancunian podcast, Season 4. I am Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe, your friendly host. On the streets and nooks of Manchester, my inspiring Mancunian guests tackle their causes with grit and passion. They are leaders, worker bees, and community hosts and they share their stories to inspire you, all through this season. Season 4 of the Meet the Mancunian podcast launches on Tuesday, 22 November 2022 after a short break. I welcome you as a new or existing listener and hope you enjoy this new season and the amazing guests I have interviewed, for your listening pleasure. Relax, grab a brew and listen in to the Meet the Mancunian podcast on Apple, Google, Spotify, or any of your favourite podcasting platforms. You can also check out all the episodes on my new website www.meetthemancunian.co.uk. Podcast creatives designed by my good friend and artist Mahua Roy (https://www.instagram.com/purpleart_studio/) The first episode of the Season features Dr. Stephen Evans from Wythenshawe History Group sharing his passion for local history with us. Do tune in next Tuesday to listen in.
01:24
November 15, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Mike Richard
Meet the Mancunian - Mike Richard
Presenting Season 3, Episode 12 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #mancunian #manchester #mens #mentalhealth #thriving #community Hosted by Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe (https://www.instagram.com/meetthemancunian/). This week’s Mancunian guest is Mike Richard, Founder, Talk About It Mate (https://www.talkaboutitmate.co.uk/). Mike shares how he founded a peer support mental health group inspired by his own lived experiences. He shares how they have adapted their services to include those that are digitally excluded and now focus on community face-to-face groups.
30:25
October 11, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Simon Naylor
Meet the Mancunian - Simon Naylor
Presenting Season 3, Episode 11 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #mancunian #manchester #accessible #diversityandinclusion Hosted by Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe (https://www.instagram.com/meetthemancunian/). This week’s Mancunian guest is Simon Naylor, Creative Director, 53Two (https://www.53two.com/). Simon shares how 53Two serves underrepresented communities and provides them a platform to showcase their talent. He also talks about how their arts venue is accessible and how that core value translates into their services as well.
29:42
October 04, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Dan Scott
Meet the Mancunian - Dan Scott
Presenting Season 3, Episode 10 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #mancunian #manchester #sustainability #volunteering #community Hosted by Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe (https://www.instagram.com/meetthemancunian/). This week’s Mancunian guest is Dan Scott, Founder, The Eyewear Stylist (https://theeyewearstylist.co.uk/). Dan is passionate about sustainability and volunteering and is active in the Salford Sustainability and Social Value Network. He is also a volunteer with homelessness charity Coffee4Craig. Dan believes businesses are keen to help but need solutions to be simple and convenient.
51:39
September 27, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Frank Dowd
Meet the Mancunian - Frank Dowd
Presenting Season 3, Episode 9 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #mancunian #manchester  #artfundraisers #homelessness #community Hosted by Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe (https://www.instagram.com/meetthemancunian/). This week’s Mancunian guest is Frank Dowd, Founder, B4BMCR (https://b4bmcr.org/). Frank uses his talent in paper mache art to host a series of community fundraisers for 4 homelessness charities – Coffee4Craig, Mustard Tree, Barnabus & Albert Kennedy Trust. Frank invites the local community to get involved by supporting the art projects and helping with donations. Listeners can listen to Risha Lancaster from Coffee4Craig in Season 2 of the podcast, Episode 8, and to Harry Dwan from Mustard Tree in Season 3 of the podcast, Episode 8.
35:32
September 20, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Harry Dwan
Meet the Mancunian - Harry Dwan
Presenting Season 3, Episode 8 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #mancunian #manchester #homelessness #community Hosted by Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe (https://www.instagram.com/meetthemancunian/). This week’s Mancunian guest is Harry Dwan, Fundraising and Advocacy Lead, Mustard Tree (https://mustardtree.org.uk/). Mustard Tree is a homelessness, poverty alleviation, and inequality charity in Manchester. Harry shares Mustard Tree’s plans to alleviate poverty in Manchester. He also invites listeners to consider volunteering or donating to the cause.  Meet the Mancunian shares the grief of listeners who are mourning the Queen and hopes the episode brings some much-needed inspiration and hope.
45:44
September 13, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Libby Edwards
Meet the Mancunian - Libby Edwards
Presenting Season 3, Episode 7 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #mancunian #manchester #localhistory #community Hosted by Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe (https://www.instagram.com/meetthemancunian/). This week’s Mancunian guest is Libby Edwards, Chair,  Friends of Baguley Hall (https://baguleyhall.org.uk/) as well as Heritage Co-ordinator and Vice Chair, Friends of Wythenshawe Hall (https://wythenshawehall.com/). Libby talks about the plans for reopening Wythenshawe Hall in September 2022 as well as future plans for community events in both historic halls. Libby advises listeners considering similar initiatives to preserve local history to consider working in partnership with the organisation or government that owns the historic building rather than work independently.
26:15
September 06, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Nick Pimlott
Meet the Mancunian - Nick Pimlott
Presenting Season 3, Episode 6 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #mancunian #manchester #men’s #mental health Hosted by Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe (https://www.instagram.com/meetthemancunian/). This week’s Mancunian guest is Nick Pimlott, Trustee, Mentell (https://www.mentell.org.uk/).  Nick shares how Mentell provides circles for men to talk in a safe space. He shares how important it is to look after mental health like we do our physical health.
26:04
August 30, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Nickala Torkington
Meet the Mancunian - Nickala Torkington
Presenting Season 3, Episode 5 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #mancunian #manchester #changemakers #socialenterprise Hosted by Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe (https://www.instagram.com/meetthemancunian/). This week’s Mancunian guest is Nickala Torkington, Co-founder, Flourish Together (https://www.flourishtogether.org.uk/). Nickala shares how she got started on her journey to support women change makers. She talks about listening to the universe and going where the ‘wind takes you’ which can lead you to a better outcome.
38:59
August 23, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Stevie Orrill
Meet the Mancunian - Stevie Orrill
Presenting Season 3, Episode 4 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #mancunian #manchester #authenticleadership #finding purpose, Hosted by Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe (https://www.instagram.com/meetthemancunian/). This week’s Mancunian guest is Stevie Orrill, Founder, Today Will Be (https://www.todaywillbe.com/). Stevie shares his mission of creating a thousand leaders who place people over profit. He talks about how he aims to help create authentic leadership by connecting leaders with their purpose.
23:27
August 16, 2022
Meet the Mancunian- Fiona Johnson-Bygrave
Meet the Mancunian- Fiona Johnson-Bygrave
Presenting Season 3, Episode 3 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #mancunian #manchester #overcomingtrauma #flourishandfly, Hosted by Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe (https://www.instagram.com/meetthemancunian/). This week’s Mancunian guest is Fiona Johnson-Bygrave, Founder, I am Fearless (https://www.iamfearlesstoday.com/). Fiona is a survivor who has risen from the lived experience of trauma. Fiona is on a mission to help women unleash and activate their inner superwomen so they can flourish and fly. She also has a special offer of a reduced rate for any listeners who may like to benefit from the I am Fearless Academy.
19:19
August 09, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Katy Branagan
Meet the Mancunian - Katy Branagan
Presenting Season 3, Episode 2 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #mancunian #manchester #empoweringwomen, Hosted by Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe (https://www.instagram.com/meetthemancunian/). This week’s Mancunian guest is Katy Branagan, Founder, The Authentic Katy B (https://theauthentickatyb.co.uk/). Katy is a Master Time Line Therapy Practitioner and a transformational mindset coach. Katy talks about how timeline therapy can help eliminate negative emotions attached to memories or events in the past by going back to the root cause of it. Katy is also a volunteer for Speed of Sight charity.
25:53
August 02, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Vic Elizabeth Turnbull
Meet the Mancunian - Vic Elizabeth Turnbull
Presenting Season 3, Episode 1 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #mancunian #manchester #podcastingcommunity This week’s Mancunian guest is Vic Elizabeth Turnbull, Host of Mic’s Podcast Club (https://micmedia.co.uk/micspodcastclub/) and Founder, Mic Media (https://micmedia.co.uk/). Mic’s Podcast Club is a 900-strong supportive community of experienced and newbie podcasters and hosts monthly meet-ups. Mic Media specialises in amplifying diverse voices and making podcasts for the social impact sector.
27:60
July 26, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Bonus Content - Meet Mahua Roy
Meet the Mancunian - Bonus Content - Meet Mahua Roy
Mahua Roy (https://www.instagram.com/mahua_r) is the talented creator of the colourful wall art & creatives for the Meet the Mancunian podcast and a very dear friend. In this bonus episode, I talk to Mahua about her interest in podcasting, her concept for Season 3's wall art, and her thoughts about Manchester. Mahua also shares what she has learned from listening to the Meet the Mancunian podcast.  Watch out for Season 3 of the Meet the Mancunian podcast which now launches on Tuesday, 26 July 2022 with a fresh new look and more inspiring Mancunians.
03:08
July 22, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Season 3 Trailer
Meet the Mancunian - Season 3 Trailer
The Meet the Mancunian Podcast returns on Tuesday, 26 July 2022. The podcast introduces listeners to inspirational Mancunians who are making a difference in the local community. Whether they run a charity or a social enterprise, volunteer, or coach others, host a community or go it alone; all my guests have fascinating stories to tell. The podcast is hosted by newbie Mancunian Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe. Sit back, relax, and listen to Season 3 of the Meet the Mancunian podcast. Tune into your favourite podcasting platform every Tuesday to hear the latest episode.
00:54
July 12, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Camilla Reghenzi
Meet the Mancunian - Camilla Reghenzi
#podcast #Season2 #mancunian #manchester #recycling #sustainability #plasticwaste. This week’s Mancunian guest is Camilla Reghenzi, Co-Director, Plastic Shed (https://www.plasticshed.org/). Plastic Shed is a social enterprise focused on running creative and educational plastic recycling workshops for the community. They help members of the community turn plastic waste into new and useful things. They also run the Merseyway Workshop (https://www.merseywayworkshop.com/), a community-focused, inspiring place for innovation and collaboration – creative workshops, drop-in activity centres and skill exchanges. Plastic Shed was inspired by the global plastic recycling community Precious Plastic (https://preciousplastic.com/).
34:19
June 14, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Ayesha Ansari-Choudhury
Meet the Mancunian - Ayesha Ansari-Choudhury
#podcast #Season2 #mancunian #manchester #inclusivebooks #representativeliterature #community This week’s Mancunian guest is Ayesha Ansari-Choudhury, Founder, Mirror Me Write (https://www.mirrormewrite.com/). She is focused on bringing inclusive books to school children in Manchester and offering positive role models they can relate to. Ayesha is an educator and uses her experience to work directly with schools and teachers and encourage change in the curriculum.
33:11
June 06, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Heather Thorpe
Meet the Mancunian - Heather Thorpe
#podcast #Season2 #mancunian #manchester #localmarkets #localcreators #community This week’s Mancunian guest is Heather Thorpe, Market Organiser, Heaton Moor Producers Market  (https://heatonmoormarket.com/).  Heather also organises the pop-up Heaton Mersey Artisan Market. Both markets focus on hand-crafted arts and crafts and food by local producers and artists. Heather shares how these markets have grown and become a focal point for the local community in this episode.
19:35
May 31, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Jay Taylor
Meet the Mancunian - Jay Taylor
#podcast #Season2 #mancunian #manchester #grassrootmusicvenues #musicians #music This week’s Mancunian guest is Jay Taylor, Chair, Manchester Music Commission (https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/what-we-do/culture/greater-manchester-music-commission/.  Jay is also the national coordinator for the Music Venue Trust. Jay is passionate about supporting grassroots music venues and musicians. He is keen to showcase other dimensions of Manchester to international listeners, outside of the popular association of football teams and pubs.
35:08
May 24, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Risha Lancaster
Meet the Mancunian - Risha Lancaster
#podcast #Season2 #mancunian #manchester #homelessness This week’s Mancunian guest is Risha Lancaster, Co-founder, Coffee4Craig (https://www.coffee4craig.org/). Coffee4Craig is a charity working to alleviate homelessness, especially those who are street homeless. They provide a daily drop-in centre with a home-cooked meal, a shower, mental help support, advice, and signposting for the guests. Risha reminds listeners that the guests are all brothers, sisters, parents, children, etc for someone and should be treated with compassion.
39:37
May 17, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Bonus content for enthusiasts - Martyn Cawthorne
Meet the Mancunian - Bonus content for enthusiasts - Martyn Cawthorne
podcast #Season2 #mancunian #manchester #gongbaths #vibrations #soundhealing #meditation This week’s Mancunian guest is Martyn Cawthorne, Founder Gong Spa (https://gongspa.co.uk/). He is a qualified sound healer/ gong practitioner. Martyn provides gong baths to individuals and groups across Manchester. Martyn shares a small taster to gong baths on the podcast episode and shares how he loves to be a channel for healing energy. There are two episodes – a regular 21-minute edit for regular listeners of the Meet the Mancunian and a longer Bonus episode – a 42-minute edit for enthusiasts or those curious about gong baths.
41:22
May 10, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Martyn Cawthorne
Meet the Mancunian - Martyn Cawthorne
#podcast #Season2 #mancunian #manchester #gongbaths #vibrations #soundhealing #meditation This week’s Mancunian guest is Martyn Cawthorne, Founder Gong Spa (https://gongspa.co.uk/). He is a qualified sound healer/ gong practitioner. Martyn provides gong baths to individuals and groups across Manchester. Martyn shares a small taster to gong baths on the podcast episode and shares how he loves to be a channel for healing energy. There are two episodes – a regular 21-minute edit for regular listeners of the Meet the Mancunian and a longer Bonus episode – a 42-minute edit for enthusiasts or those curious about gong baths.
20:48
May 10, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Paul Fairweather
Meet the Mancunian - Paul Fairweather
#podcast #Season2 #mancunian #manchester #LGBT #HIV This week’s Mancunian guest is Paul Fairweather, an LGBT & HIV Campaigner who works at George House Trust (https://ght.org.uk/). Paul has been actively advocating for LGBT and HIV awareness and rights for 50 years. He conducts awareness sessions for school children and medical professionals on HIV concerns, encouraging regular testing and myth-busting. Paul is the co-ordinator of the Positive Speaker programme at the George House Trust.
26:22
May 03, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Annabel Latham
Meet the Mancunian - Annabel Latham
#podcast #Season2 #mancunian #manchester #STEM #careers #genderdiversity This week’s Mancunian guest is Annabel Latham, a university professor, Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering for UK and Ireland (https://www.ieee-ukandireland.org/affinity-groups/women-in-engineering/) and a STEM Ambassador. Annabel is passionate about encouraging more gender diversity in science & technology and encouraging cultural change. She does a lot of outreach as a STEM ambassador with schools, corporates, and technical conferences along with other Women in Engineering colleagues. She is also passionate about instilling confidence and being a positive role model as a scientist working on artificial intelligence and computer science.
27:02
April 26, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Gaynor Mullin
Meet the Mancunian - Gaynor Mullin
This week’s Mancunian guest is Gaynor Mullin, a yoga teacher, the Community Hub Support Coordinator at Sale, and host of Sale M33, a local community Facebook group (https://twitter.com/purplehazeyoga). Gaynor talks about the benefits of movement on physical and mental wellbeing. She is passionate about the community and started the Facebook group to replicate the connections and feel of a local village. She loves nature and is also training to lead forest bathing sessions with Breathchamps – bathing in the atmosphere of the forest.
33:44
April 19, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Tony Nugent
Meet the Mancunian - Tony Nugent
This week’s Mancunian guest is Tony Nugent, a local business owner & volunteer job coach (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonynugent1/). Tony volunteers at a local school helping young people learn about the world of work. He is also a volunteer job coach at Jobcare. He also advises a local sixth form with an apprentice scheme. Tony expands on his philosophy of ‘the slight edge’ - taking small steps forward. Tony also talks about the ‘hula hoop’ man and invites interested listeners to connect with him on LinkedIn.
22:58
April 12, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Emma Goswell
Meet the Mancunian - Emma Goswell
This week’s Mancunian guest is Emma Goswell, Radio and Podcast host (https://twitter.com/ComeOutStories). Emma talks about the work she does to support the LFBTQ+ community in the UK & globally. She shines a light on some of the concerns facing people identifying as LGBTQ+ around the globe. Emma is also a writer and the author of Coming Out Stories (https://www.queerlit.co.uk/products/coming-out-stories). This episode is for you if you are keen to learn more about the key issues in the LGBTQ+ community.
26:29
April 05, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Cath Broadhead
Meet the Mancunian - Cath Broadhead
This week’s Mancunian guest is Cath Broadhead, Co-Founder, This is the Promise (https://www.instagram.com/this_is_the_promise/). Cath shares how she started an urban homestead bringing local produce and sustainable living to Manchester. This episode is for you if you are interested in eating healthily in a climate-friendly way.
19:12
March 29, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Bonus Content - Life Lessons
Meet the Mancunian - Bonus Content - Life Lessons
The Meet the Mancunian podcast has taken listeners on a journey through the local community in Manchester. As Season 1 of the podcast draws to a close, here is some more bonus content as a thank you to my listeners. My guests share the most important life lessons they have learned. I hope my listeners enjoy this compilation and can find some useful tips to adopt in their own lives. Do consider subscribing to the podcast on Apple, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. Watch out for Season 2 of the Meet the Mancunian launching on Tuesday, 29 March 2022 with a fresh new look and some more inspiring Mancunian guests. Thank you for taking the time to listen regularly.
08:16
March 24, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Marie Greenhalgh
Meet the Mancunian - Marie Greenhalgh
#podcast #episode #mancunian #manchester The twelfth episode & season finale of the Meet the Mancunian podcast features Marie Greenhalgh, founder, Wythenshawe Good Neighbours (https://wythenshawegoodneighbours.com/). Marie talks about how she found her passion for working with the elderly. She provides some unique insights into how older people want to be consulted on any services or programmes for them. She also highlights that older people are keen to find ways to contribute to their local community.
31:07
March 22, 2022
Meet The Mancunian - Bonus Content - Love for Manchester
Meet The Mancunian - Bonus Content - Love for Manchester
The Meet the Mancunian podcast has taken listeners on a journey through the local community in Manchester. As Season 1 of the podcast draws to a close, here is some bonus content as a thank you to my listeners. My Mancunian guests discuss their fierce love for Manchester - the people, the architecture, the history, and the food are some of the reasons mentioned.  Do consider subscribing to the podcast on Apple, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. Keep listening in for the final episode of Season 1 on 22 March 2022. Season 2 of the podcast launches on 29 March 2022.  Thank you for taking the time to listen regularly. 
14:41
March 17, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Sara Kay
Meet the Mancunian - Sara Kay
The eleventh episode of the Meet the Mancunian podcast features Sara Kay, Founder, Serious Laughter (https://www.seriouslaughterwellbeing.co.uk/). Sara is a wellbeing laughter yoga teacher and also hosts laughter yoga sessions for community groups. She enjoys bringing mental strength through laughter to people who are anxious or overwhelmed. She also brings joy to families and children using puppets to create special memories.
15:41
March 15, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Sarah Steinhoefel
Meet the Mancunian - Sarah Steinhoefel
The tenth episode of the Meet the Mancunian podcast features Sarah Steinhoefel, Founder, The Hive Mind Company (https://www.thehivemindcompany.co.uk/). Sarah is a coach to female business owners who she supports with marketing & mental health advice. She aims to help her clients gain confidence and find their own voice. 
12:25
March 08, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Mel Page
Meet the Mancunian - Mel Page
The ninth episode of the Meet the Mancunian podcast features Mel Page, Co-founder, Drawing Board Productions Community Interest Company (https://www.drawingboardproductions.co.uk/). Mel and her business partner Amanda Fourie have launched hyperlocal newspapers and events to support the local communities they live and work in. The hyperlocal print newspapers include Heatons Post (www.heatonpost.co.uk), Cheadle Post (www.cheadlepost.co.uk), and Didsbury Post (www.didsburypost.co.uk). Mel expands on her love for the community and how she found her passion in serving the community through events to put the Heatons & Reddish on the map as well as the community newspaper(s) they produce. She invites listeners to reach out in case they would like to set up their own community newspaper.
18:29
March 01, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Bryan Dunne
Meet the Mancunian - Bryan Dunne
The eighth episode of the Meet the Mancunian podcast features Bryan Dunne, Founder, Northern Poets Society (https://twitter.com/PoetsNorthern). Bryan set up the Northern Poets Society during the lockdown, to provide an online creative community for poets in the North of the UK. Bryan has also started hosting live poetry readings at the historic landmark Clitheroe Castle (https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums/clitheroe-castle-museum/) with the next one in April 2022. There will also be an art & poetry collaboration exhibition at Bolton Station’s art gallery in July 2022. Both the events are open to the public, please contact Northern Poets Society for details. Bryan reads the inspiring poem ‘Making a Difference’ by celebrated Mancunian poet Lemn Sissay (https://www.lemnsissay.com/) in this episode.
14:49
February 22, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - John Swallow
Meet the Mancunian - John Swallow
The seventh episode of Meet the Mancunian podcast features John Swallow, Senior Youth Worker, GroundWork (https://www.groundwork.org.uk/). Groundwork is a federation of charities mobilising practical community action on poverty and the environment across the UK. John started off as a postman and then found his passion in youth work through volunteering. He talks about he works with groups of young people across Greater Manchester helping them to connect with nature and the environment. John’s focus is on helping vulnerable youth develop resilience and life skills. Looking to change careers, this episode may be for you.
18:38
February 15, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Helen Calvert
Meet the Mancunian - Helen Calvert
The sixth episode features Mancunian Helen Calvert (https://www.clear-day.co.uk/), a life coach to female business owners and podcast host. Helen hosts a podcast The No Bullsh*t Guide to a Happier Life (https://tinyurl.com/MTMHelen). Helen shares how she aims to support female business owners through her work and how she helps them shed emotional baggage. Her podcast gives listeners a new perspective and leads to lightbulb moments. She also shares a very valuable life tip about being kind to ourselves. Looking to find happiness, you may enjoy this episode.
10:42
February 08, 2022
Meet The Mancunian - Anthony Parker
Meet The Mancunian - Anthony Parker
The fifth episode features Mancunian Anthony Parker, a primary school teacher by day and a poet by night. Anthony Parker (https://thepoeticprince.home.blog/) uses his creative talent to raise funds for homelessness charities FareShare (https://fareshare.org.uk/) and Mustard Tree (https://mustardtree.org.uk/). Anthony was inspired by the work of footballer Marcus Rushford on homelessness and child food poverty. From writing poems on commission as thoughtful gifts as a way to fundraise, Anthony is now in the process of publishing his poetry in a book to help the two charities. Looking to use your talent for good, you may like this podcast episode.
08:53
February 01, 2022
Meet The Mancunian - Kat Browning
Meet The Mancunian - Kat Browning
The fourth episode features Mancunian Kat Browning, founder, Tea & Jam. Tea & Jam (https://teajam.live/) is a community for hobbyist musicians. Kat hosts a concert series and a weekly Practise-along session called Work-In-Progress Wednesdays. She shares her love for music and why she thinks online practice-along sessions are particularly suited to people with hidden disabilities besides. If you are looking to find a musical tribe, this episode is for you.
18:54
January 25, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Aaron Fletcher
Meet the Mancunian - Aaron Fletcher
This week’s episode features Mancunian Aaron Fletcher who is the Owner of Buzzing Sounds and Advisor to Step Up Manchester (https://www.stepupmcr.org/). Step Up Manchester is the place-based giving scheme for Manchester. Step Up aims to connect people within the local community to enable ideas to flourish. People may donate time, funding, resources, skills, space, or expertise to help others in the community. Aaron talks about his passion for audio, community, and how local business owners can use their skills for good. If you are looking for some inspiration on volunteering for a community organisation, this episode is for you.
25:51
January 18, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Jean Wright
Meet the Mancunian - Jean Wright
This week’s Mancunian guest is Jean Wright is the Eco Lead for Wythenshawe Waste Warriors (https://wythenshawewastewarriors.co.uk/). Wythenshawe Waste Warriors are a group of volunteers focused on cleaning up the parks and green spaces in Wythenshawe. Jean shares her experiences with the link between litter pollution and climate change. She also shares her favourite places in Manchester. If you are concerned about litter and its impact on biodiversity, this episode is for you. Get inspired and perhaps consider a similar volunteer movement in your community.
11:05
January 11, 2022
Meet the Mancunian - Diana Bowden
Meet the Mancunian - Diana Bowden
Diana Bowden is the founder of the employability charity - Let's Go Forward (https://letsgoforward.org.uk/). Let's Go Forward creates a supportive community for job seekers in Manchester. Diana shares how she started the charity and where she hopes to take it. She also shares her passion for Manchester. Do have a look at their website or social media handles if you are looking for your dream job.
18:06
January 04, 2022